Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2021 (DEAP)

It is a call to action for stronger cooperation at European level to:
• learn from the COVID-19 crisis, during which technology is being used at an unprecedented scale in education and training
• make education and training systems fit for the digital age.
The DEAP has two strategic priorities:
• Fostering the development of a high-performing digital education ecosystem
This requires:
o infrastructure, connectivity and digital equipment;
o effective digital capacity planning and development, including up-to-date organisational capabilities;
o digitally competent and confident teachers and education and training staff;
o high-quality learning content, user-friendly tools and secure platforms which respect privacy and ethical standards.
• Enhancing digital skills and competences for the digital transformation
This needs:
o basic digital skills and competences from an early age
o digital literacy, including fighting disinformation
o computing education
o good knowledge and understanding of data-intensive technologies, such as artificial intelligence
o advanced digital skills which produce more digital specialists and also ensure that girls and young women are equally represented in digital studies and careers.